Now Over 12,000 Web Fonts Available From Web Fonts

Matt Brinkerhoff

Matt Brinkerhoff in Archive on July 14, 2011

We’ve been hard at work adding new fonts to Web Fonts. Thanks to some new additions, the tally now exceeds 12,000 Web fonts. Here’s a rundown of what’s new.

Our latest foundry additions include Omnibus, Emboss and Tour de Force. Contributions from Omnibus include the Vega™ family, a group of designs that are equally at home in headings as they are in body text.  Designer Franko Luin sought to capture the details of 16th and 17th century text while creating a design that is as timeless as it is current.

The addition of the Emboss font foundry brings us 42 typefaces from Stephen Boss – typefaces inspired by linoleum cuts and comic books.  His Crossell™ typeface provides a perfect example of these stylistic elements.

Slobodan and Dusan Jelesijevic’s Tour de Force foundry adds 47 modern display typefaces, including slab serifs. The Oblik™ family contains modern serif and sans serif designs for a variety of applications.

The Vesta™ and Big Vesta designs by Gerard Unger are among the newest families in our Linotype® collection. Originally designed for signage during Rome’s “Jubliee 2000” celebration, Vesta features a wide variety of stroke widths while remaining economical on space.  One designer went as far as to call it “the missing link between serif and sans-serif.”

Also from Linotype and available for the first time in a digital format, the Neue Haas Grotesk™ family by Christian Schwarz is a revival of Linotype’s original hand-set metal face. The predecessor to Linotype’s iconic Helvetica® design, Neue Haas Grotesk boasts additional features that were left behind during Helvetica’s many digital adaptations.

We’re constantly adding new foundries and typefaces to both and Web Fonts in our quest to provide the most comprehensive collection of typefaces in the world. Check back soon as plenty more are on their way.

Matt Brinkerhoff
Matt Brinkerhoff holds a bachelor’s degree in E-Business from Champlain College and has experience in user experience, multivariate testing, design and Web development. Through his work as a freelance designer, Matt developed an affinity for typography years before joining the team.

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